8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly to Oulu, Train to Rovaniemi
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
5
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
On the 14th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning website.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in March, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 15:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In March, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 18:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 18th (Wed), kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, tour in harmony with nature at Outdoors Oulu Oy, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Ainolan Puisto, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planner.

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Oulu sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 19:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 20th (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kuopio vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Oulu to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Kuopio are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Helsinki.
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 20:

Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour planning site.

You can fly from Kuopio to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21:

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."